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Organize, declutter and create a home neat home with these real life tips and before and afters.

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Tips and stories about motherhood, from what my boys eat to how I organize their toys.

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Explore posts written by a Registered Dietitian on healthy mindset, why real food matters, and a non-diet approach.

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Quick and easy family-friendly recipes made with real food that don’t take all day to make.

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hi, I’m Kath!

I’m a Registered Dietitian, healthy eater, and mom of two from Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you’ll find a healthy mix of real-life meals made from whole ingredients balanced with the pleasures of life, including buttercream frosting and good wine. Plus a sprinkle of nutrition, home life, beauty, parenting, and travel.

Recent Posts

5 Tips for Keeping a Clean House with Kids

March 31, 2020As we navigate the new normal of having our kids home all.the.time. we must adjust our systems and rhythms for tidying up as well. Keeping a clean house with kids around is no small task. I know I'm not the…Read More

High Highs & Low Lows

March 30, 2020I think I can speak for most of us that these past two weeks have been filled with many high highs and low lows. One minute the kids are playing together and I'm pulling pancakes out of the oven, and…Read More

Featured Posts

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How to Apply Skincare Products in the Right Order

February 19, 2020I'm sharing what I've learned about the steps of a beauty routine and why it's important to apply your skincare products in the right order. It seems overwhelming at first, but it's really quite simple: cleanse, prep, treat, protect.  Why…Read More

Massaged Kale Caesar with Homemade Dressing

November 26, 2019You know you're going to be craving a salad on Friday. I always do. I love stuffing my face with stuffing on Thanksgiving, but the next day when I'm feeling stuffed I'm ready for a run and a salad. 'Tis…Read More

Healthy Mindset

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6 Ways I Cut Back On Sugar

January 22, 2020I decided to cut back on sugar after realizing that I was having dessert twice a day. Here are three tricks that helped me kick the sugar habit. How To Cut Back On Sugar In Your Diet Our Daily Habits…Read More

How To Have A Mindful Holiday

December 18, 2019No one wants to spend the holiday season deprived of its delicious abundance. Some of the best foods make their appearance this time of year. (I'm looking at you, egg nog!) But no one wants to wake up on the…Read More

Oatmeal Recipes

pineapple upside-down baked oatmeal

Pineapple Upside-Down Baked Oatmeal

February 17, 2020Give basic baked oatmeal a tropical twist with pineapple rings, juicy cherries, and a sprinkle of brown sugar to caramelize on top. This Pineapple Upside-Down Baked Oatmeal is ready in just 30 minutes. This recipe is ideal to make ahead…Read More
Baked banana oatmeal with peanut butter frosting

Baked Banana Oatmeal

January 20, 2020This easy Baked Banana Oatmeal is a KERF classic! It's great to make on prep day and reheat throughout the week. This version baked in a pie dish features an optional peanut butter cream frosting!  Baked Banana Oatmeal This great…Read More

Home Organizing

5 Tips for Keeping a Clean House with Kids

March 31, 2020As we navigate the new normal of having our kids home all.the.time. we must adjust our systems and rhythms for tidying up as well. Keeping a clean house with kids around is no small task. I know I'm not the…Read More
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5 Sustainable Swaps I’ve Made In My Kitchen

March 18, 2020There are so many things you can do to "go green" at home that sometimes it feels overwhelming. I'm sharing just 5 sustainable swaps I've made in my kitchen -- my favorite part of the house! There are a 100+…Read More